Portugal Ventures – Call for Entrepreneurship
Date: September 3, 2015
Portugal Ventures has launched a
new initiative to promote investment for
market-oriented scientific and technological projects in the Seed Capital phase,
the Ignition Programme.
The Ignition Programme’s main goals are
to reinforce the Portuguese entrepreneurship ecosystem by improving the link
between entrepreneurs, R&D centres, incubators, industry experts and
Venture Capital; and help highlight the value of scientific and technological
knowledge and use of its potential to change the structure of the Portuguese economy
and to increase its competitiveness.
in the Programme, the selected projects will have access to the following:
- Contact with the Ignition Partners Network -
preparation of application to be investment ready, coaching and
- Assignment of a significant majority of the start-up
share capital to its founders;
- Expert mentoring of the projects funded by Portugal
Ventures, by both national and international experts;
- The opportunity to be accelerated or incubated in
international hubs of innovation;
- Periodic Calls/Cycles of investment (see the calendar).
14th September 2015 - Pre-Screening of the projects submitted to the Twelfth
Call For Entrepreneurship
or 28th or 29th or 30th September 2015 - Pitches to the Assessment Panel
October to 14th October 2015 - Assessment by and Pitches to the
Board of Directors of Portugal Ventures
14th January 2016 - Conclusion and Investment
more information on the Ignition
Programme is an initiative included in the +e+i Programme.
Venture Capital funds managed by Portugal Ventures are backed by the European
Union through FINOVA, COMPETE and POR LISBOA.